Author Archives: Bob Hughes

About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.

Martes en el ferrocarril

Yes, I know, we missed Monday on the railway but that’s because nothing happened. Fast forward to Tuesday, the new coal stage at Grande now has brickpaper cladding and just needs bedding in. Locos 5 and 6, seen above approaching … Continue reading

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Domingo en el ferrocarril

Continuing the railway weekend, Sunday mornings are very quiet on the FCPyF. Locomotive hauled trains are rarely seen on the sabbath and the railcars don’t usually start running until after lunchtime, which means it’s a good day to get some … Continue reading

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Sábado en el ferrocarril

Regular visitors to the FCPyF will have noticed that there’s no rio at Rio Paleta, just a dry riverbed. The sparse rainfall in this area of Sierra Oculta also means that the well feeding the railway’s water tank at Rio … Continue reading

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Viernes en el ferrocarril

Friday on the railway, celebrating the start of the weekend with an afternoon operating session on the FCPyF. I did try making a video recording of it, but I can’t drive the trains and hold my phone at the same … Continue reading

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Room for a little one?

A new track has been added to the turntable at Grande. It’s certainly not long enough for any of the FCPyF’s locos, and it’s not lined up to act as an over-run for the entrance lead, so what could it … Continue reading

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More early morning freight working

Diesel #15 isn’t often seen in the station at Grande, it is primarily a freight loco and most freight operations take place away from the passenger station. However, it arrived very early this morning with four empty hoppers which the … Continue reading

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Mining

The mine at Rio sits at the end of a short siding, unfortunately it wasn’t very well thought out when I built it because there was no room to run a hopper beyond the tipple. I’ve done some scenic work … Continue reading

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